Maybe Vladimir Putin understands America better than we thought. He has realized that, no matter how strange it might sound, you can always blame Hillary Clinton.

Responding to questions about discontent in major Russian cities following a disputed parliamentary election, Putin told reporters:

The first thing that the secretary of state did was say that they were not honest and not fair, but she had not even yet received the material from the observers....

She set the tone for some actors in our country and gave them a signal....

They heard the signal, and with the support of the U.S. State Department, began active work.

Sure! Hillary has inspired American truth-seekers for a long time, and Putin should know the good company he is joining. There’s the suspicion that she had Vince Foster murdered, or that she maintained almost total control over the American media when her husband was president. There’s even the accusation that she’s responsible for a shortage of swine flu vaccine in 2009.

And there’s this fellow, who blames her for:

Crime, drugs, pornography, homosexuality, unrestrained sex, disease, broken families, violence, disrespect for authority, slothfulness, and a whole host of other destructive but "politically correct" behaviors.

Many in the MSM won’t report on this, but it’s fairly well-known among those of us in the Washington establishment that Clinton was also responsible for Chicago’s 1886 Haymarket Square riot, the 1941 sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and the framing of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1950. She remembers the Maine, because she was there. The world would have been saved so much grief if the Kaiser had managed to catch her while she was surreptitiously transporting arms aboard the Lusitania. It’s surprising, anyway, that Putin didn’t mention that he would gladly release Russian political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, if only Hillary Clinton would allow him to do so.

Of course, it could be that Russians, after centuries of state repression, know a fake election when they see one.

But, no, it’s probably Hillary.